About 1500 jobs will be slashed from the public service to pay for $450 million in savings announced in the State Budget. "Any jobs that could have been cut have already been cut," CPSU Secretary Tom Lynch said. "I've no idea how Treasurer Peter Gutwein thinks that agencies that already are under stress are going to run with 1500 fewer people. "It makes less sense than any budget I've ever seen. "Public servants were worried that if they asked for more than two per cent in bargaining there would be job cuts." "Well now they're getting job cuts and a pay cut too."
The ACTU Organising Centre had the pleasure of hosting Professor Hahrie Han in her visit to Melbourne and Sydney in February 2019. In this presentation to Victorian trade unionists at the ACTU in Melbourne, Hahrie presents what she has found during her research on organisations. She addresses the concepts of organising, power and transformation.
We have a crisis of insecure work and low wages in this country and Scott Morrison’s Liberals are to blame. That’s why on 10 April, 2019 we’re taking to the streets with a national political protest for fair wage rises and better job security.
A big year looms because this is the year, we come together, to Change the Government, and Change the Rules. Australian workers are ruled by laws which have destroyed job security and left us struggling to pay the bills. The balance of power in workplaces has shifted too far away from workers. Once the promise of living in Australia was that each generation would pass on something better to the next. Better healthcare. Better education.
ACTU Secretary Sally McManus’s new book On Fairness outlines the way in which Australia has lost its way and is no longer living up to its promise as the land of the fair go. Sally tackles the subject of fairness in Australia and what we need to do to ensure that future generations have all the opportunities they should expect.
Public Service International (PSI) Asia Pacific Region report on a range of activities of Public Sector unions across our region, including the fight against privatisation, for decent jobs, and for better conditions for all public sector workers.
The Australian Tax Office (ATO) is outsourcing contracts worth hundreds of millions of dollars to multinational corporations with aggressive tax minimisation strategies, a new report reveals. The report authored by Public Services International (PSI) and the Centre for International Corporate Tax Responsibility and Research (CICTAR) exposes contracts by the Australian Tax Office to private corporations with links to tax havens.